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Latvia and Hungary sign cooperation programme for culture

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Latvian Culture Ministry’s state secretary Dace Vilsone (R) and Hungary Human Resource Ministry’s state secretary Csaba Latorcai (L)

The Culture Ministry of the Republic of Latvia and the Human Resource Ministry of Hungary have signed a cooperation programme in culture in 2019-2021, as confirmed by Culture Ministry’s representative Lita Kokale.

She also adds that the new programme covers the cooperation of the two countries in creative industries, literature, theatrical art, dance, museum industry, visual art, film industry, folk music and art, amateur art, cultural heritage, as well as library and archive industry.

From Latvia the programme was signed by Culture Ministry’s state secretary Dace Vilsone, whereas from Hungary – Human Resource Ministry’s state secretary Csaba Latorcai.

Vilsone spoke highly of established cooperation, adding that the new programme will only enhance it further: «The signed programme will not only strengthen Latvian-Hungarian cultural ties but also establish the foundation for industry professionals to implement joint cooperation projects, including projects like Creative Europe.»

Kristaps Zariņš, rector of Latvian Academy of Art, stressed the programme’s support for effective practical cooperation: ‘To contribute to high quality and excellence in education of arts and research, a new cooperation project ‘EU4ART’ between Latvia’s Academy of Arts and the Budapest Academy of Arts. Unification of these universities is part of Europe’s university programme.’

«The goal of the initiative is promoting Europe’s higher education quality and increase cooperation among institutions, their students and workers, as well as promote mobility of students and teaching force, as well as contribute to the competitiveness of Europe’s higher education. The project EU4ART allows art schools to improve their education and training system in painting, sculpting and graphics,» continues Zariņš.

Culture ministry’s representative admits that as part of the visit, the state secretary of Hungary’s Human Resource Ministry will attend the Liiv Celebration in Mazirbe. This year, the Liiv Celebration in Mazirbe will start on 2 August with Liiv Culture Day.

Latvia and Hungary actively cooperate in different fields.

Active dialogue is maintained in culture, education, municipal cooperation, defence and agriculture fields. Both countries continue working on economic relations and expanding contacts.


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  1. Justs says:

    This is a good sign. Hungary is doing eveyrthing right in supporting their people and encouraging family formation and population growth. Latvians need to stop murdering their babies and emigrating to Anglo nations. Have some pride in the ancient homeland of your ancestors and build a better Latvia!

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